Overclocking the Asus GTX 580 Directcu II


I have bought the Asus GTX 580 Directcu II and fancy my hand at a little 'safe' overcloking. I have seen reviews of them overclocking the card from 782mhz to 950-970mhz.

I know it comes with Voltage Tweak software and SmartDoctor, but I cannot find any guides on how to use them and the safe parameters i.e. how to measure GPU temp, what's the max temp/voltage of the card, how to use the software.

I am COMPLETELY new to overclocking and if the process is as easy as moving a few sliders and job done I can get almost an extra 200mhz (10+ fps in games) for a few minutes work then I'm all in.

I've looked over the internet and cannot find a comprehensive Asus GTX 580 Directcu II overclocking guide. Please help!!

Thank you
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  1. Your best option is probably to use MSI Afterburner.

    There's just a few simple sliders you can change.
    Core Voltage
    Core Clock
    Shader Clock
    Memory Clock

    Id have a look on youtube or google to see if anyone has posted their "overclock" specs, and this should give you some idea of what value you move the sliders to.

    Link to a pic of how Afterburner looks: http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/4503/gtx480.png

    Link to short overclocking review of 580 with some specs: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/11/20/nvidia-geforce-gtx-580-overclocking/1
    Another 580 overclocking guide: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nvidia-GTX-580-Overclocking-Guide-166351.shtml
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